Superstar Polymer competition
We gave schools the chance to win a set of polymer related resource for your science club or school worth £200, and a £50 individual prize for the winning inventors!
"Scientists at Horners use special substances called polymers to create great new products. But they need more ideas! Can you design a great new polymer product?"
Key Stage 1 winner
Compostable Lunch Bag by Amelie, age 7
Northlands Primary School, Rugby
"This bag can be used by everyone who will be going on a pcinic. It is made out of a polymer which dissolves in water. It is compostable, so after you have had your lunch you can throw it in the compost bin..."
Key Stage 2 winners
Sound Insulating Polymer Wallpaper by Aalyah, age 10
Real Initiative Home Education, Leyton
"My idea is sound insulating wallpaper. Instead of having to pull out your wall to install sound insulation you simply put on the sound insulating wallpaper... The name of my wallpaper is P&Q - Peace & Quiet. The Q comes after the P (the quiet comes after the pasting)"
The Magnificent Robotic Robot by Louie, age 7, Alexander, age 10, and Ewan, Age 9
Muggington C of E Primary School, Ashbourne
As the individual winner is home educated we had to choose another entry for the school prize. The robot project was really well presented, and included a photo of the robot they built as a model. Since this was a team effort they could not win the individual prize but we are very happy to name Muggington C of E as the winning school.